AJFAND List of Reviewers & Technical Reviewers

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Musundire Robert Dr.
Abdulkadir Egal Dr.
abdul@vut.ac.za and/or egal_a@yahoo.com
Abimbola Arise Dr.
Aboagye-Nuamah Francis Dr.
Adama Ekberg Prof,
Adebo Oluwafemi Mr.
Adegoke Gabriel Prof
Adegoke Gabriel Prof.
Adeoluwa Adetunji Dr.
iyiade01@gmail.com, deoluwa77@yahoo.com
Afoakwa Emmanuel Ohene Prof.

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Technical Reviewers

In recognition of their dedicated review for AJFAND, the following have been appointed as technical reviewers. AJFAND could not do without them. They are available when we are stuck and are thorough in their work. They virtually assist us to ensure quality of the journal. Their word is final as to whether a manuscript will be accepted for publication.

We hope our list of technical reviewers can grow as more reviewers put in more time.

THANK YOU so much each one of you.We appreciate each one of our other reviewers as well.
AHSANTE! Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Afoakwa
Dr. Emmanuel Afoakwa


Dr. Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa

Emmanuel holds Ph.D. Degree in Food Science from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U. K.; M.Phil and B.Sc (Honours) degrees in Food Science from the University of Ghana. He also holds Certificates in Food Composition Database Analysis from the University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa and International Food Laws and Regulations from the Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA. In addition, he holds a combined Certificate in Information Technology (IT) in Nutrition from the Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Uppsala, Sweden and the Peridiniya University, Peridiniya, Sri Lanka, and also Certificates in Quality Management Systems in the Food Industry and Food Safety Systems from the International Agricultural Centre of Wageningen University, Wageningen, the Netherlands. read more

Dr. Waruingi
Dr. Macharia Waruingi


Dr. Macharia Waruingi is trained in medicine and health administration. He holds doctorate degrees in both fields. He is the founding chair of KDNC (kdnc.org), an organization that is focused on developing processes for emergence of relevant knowledge in global health and human development using human centered designs. Dr. Waruingi's work is inspired by the works of Peter M. Senge, Ph.D., MIT Sloan Leadership Center, in systems thinking and the theory of the learning organization. Dr. Waruingi worked with Dr. Senge to investigate system-based explanations of the failure of global health. He published this work as a dissertation project titled "Discovering the Tacit Dimension of Global Health Leadership Using Grounded Theory and Systems Thinking." read more

Dr. Victor Temple
Dr. Victor Temple


Dr. Victor Jonathan Temple is a Biochemist with special interest in Nutrition and Toxicology. He holds M. Sc. degree in Biochemistry (1972 to 1977) and Ph. D. degree in Biochemistry, specializing in Enzymology (1977 to 1980) from the Moscow State University, Moscow, Soviet Union. In 1983 he became a member of the Institute of Biology (M. I. Biol.), UK, and a Chartered Biologist (C. Biol.), UK, in 1985. He is a member of the Society of Biology (M.S.B), UK. He was the recipient of the UNESCO Fellowship Awards to the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), College of Neuro-Chemistry, Trieste, Italy, in 1990 and in 1995.

Dr. V. J. Temple was Chief Biochemist in the Central Government General Hospital (Connaught Hospital) in Freetown, Sierra Leone, from Oct 1980 to Dec 1981. During this period he also taught Natural Product Chemistry in Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. In January 1982, he was appointed lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Jos (UniJos) in Plateau State Nigeria. Promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1990, he became Associate Professor in 1993 and a full Professor in 1996. Wishing to contribute to the rebuilding of his motherland, he joined the College of Medicine & Allied Health Sciences (CMAHS), University of Sierra Leone, as Associate Professor and Head of Biochemistry in the Faculty of Medical Sciences in April 1997. . read more

Prof. Horton
Prof. Sue Horton


Sue Horton is Professor of Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada, where for the last four years she has been Vice-President: Academic.  Prior to that she spent twenty-two years at the University of Toronto.  She holds a BA from Cambridge and a PhD from Harvard, both in economics. She is the editor/co-editor of four books, and the author/co-author of more than fifty refereed journal articles and book chapters, with in additional book reviews and technical reports.  Selected recent works on nutrition include papers on priority setting for zinc (Public Health Nutrition, 2008), food fortification (Journal of Nutrition, 2006), Sprinkles (Canadian Journal of Public Health, 2006), Iron (Food Policy, 2006), and the implications of over- and under-nutrition for health in Asia (Nutrition Reviews, 2001; Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 2001). Sue has served as a consultant for a number of agencies, including the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, FAO, and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition.  She is a former Board member (and Vice-Chair) for the International Food Policy Research Institute, and currently Treasurer of the Board of the African Economic Research Consortium.  She has worked in over twenty different developing countries, including (in Africa) Kenya, Tanzania and Ghana.
Email: shorton@wlu.ca

Dr William Olaho-Mukani
Dr. William Olaho-Mukani


Dr William Olaho-Mukani, BVM, MSc , PhD.
Holds a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine from Makerere University, a Masters and PhD in Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology at the University Nairobi. Was Graduate Assistant in the Department of Pathobiology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Makerere University; Research Fellow at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi and Free University of Berlin. Worked at the Kenya Trypanosomiasis Research Institute (KETRI), Muguga for 15 year (1981-2006), where he rose to the post of Acting Deputy Director of Research before moving to Uganda where he served as Director of Research at the Livestock Research Institute (LIRI) for five years (1996-2001). As Director of Research he got the National Agricultural Research Award of Outstanding Director of Research in 2006. From LIRI he was appointed Director of Animal Resources in Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries in Uganda where he worked for 10 years in that position. He also conducted lectures, supervised MSc and PhD students at Makerere University during this time. He later, he joined the African Union in 2010 as Programme Leader for Transboundary Animal Diseases and Zoonoses. read more

Prof. Ken Buckle
Prof. Ken Buckle


Professor Ken Buckle is an Emeritus Professor in the Food Science and Technology Group, School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, following his retirement in December 2005 after a 44 year association with UNSW. His recent appointments were Director, China Relations (2004-05), Associate Dean (International Development) in the Faculties of Life Sciences (2000-02) and Science (2002-03), Head of the Department of Food Science and Technology (1994-2000) and of the School of Applied Bioscience (1998-2000), Chair of Food Science and Technology (1994-2005) and Professor (1991-2005). His teaching and research interests cover food safety, traditional and novel food preservation and processing technologies, hurdle technology, and food standards. He has supervised 35 PhD/MSc/ME research theses, and 187 project reports for BSc/MSc (coursework) projects. He is the author/co-author of over 160 published papers/books/reports. read more

Prof. Douglass
Prof. Richard Douglass


Richard L. Douglass is a social epidemiologist with a record of 40 years of field epidemiology, research, policy analysis, and teaching. His career began with "shoe leather epidemiology" in the syphilis control program of the U.S. Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, and the Chicago Board of Health. His academic contributions include over 100 publications in a broad range of applications including the epidemiology of alcohol-related traffic morbidity, the effects of beverage alcohol control policies, legal and public health policy analysis, domestic violence, gerontology, cross-cultural public health and gerontology, familial factors that determine long term compliance with childhood malnutrition intervention and rehabilitation, the organization and management of health systems including remote and rural primary care delivery and innovative applications for information technologies, nursing home care for the aged poor, health care for the homeless, and research methods and design. He has served on the editorial boards of domestic (USA) and international journals in public health, development, gerontology, social work, and health care administration. His honors include Distinguished Faculty status and the Teaching Excellence award at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti Michigan, Distinguished Faculty by the Governing Board for State Universities in Michigan, President of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters, and he has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and academic awards, including two Fulbright Scholar awards to Ghana since 2001. He has served on the faculties of The University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Eastern Michigan University, the University of Ghana-Legon, and Ashesi University-College in Accra, Ghana, where he is currently teaching Social Research Methods as a Visiting Professor. His shift from a clinical to an epidemiological career path began in Ethiopia in 1967. In addition to his work in the U.S. he has established research and scholarly partnerships with colleagues in Puerto Rico, El Salvador, the Philippines, Indonesia, Sierra Leone and in Ghana. read more

Dr. Aluko
Prof. Rotimi Aluko


Dr Rotimi Aluko is a Food Chemist with BSc and MSc degrees in Biochemistry and a PhD degree in Food Science. His area of research specialization is structure-function properties of food proteins and bioactive peptides. He was a Lecturer at the Ahmadu Bello University from where he went to the University of Guelph, Canada to obtain his PhD degree. He is also a member of the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals, a $25 million dollar state-of-the-art research facility that opened in 2006 at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Aluko has trained several students, postdoctoral fellows and technicians, some of whom have become Faculty members in Universities in Canada, China and South Korea. He has published over 50 peer-review journal articles and book chapters. On a professional level, he is currently the Chair of the Protein and Co-Products Division of the American Oil Chemists’ Society.
Email: aluko@cc.umanitoba.ca

Dr. Lokuruka
Prof. Michael Lokuruka


Dr. Michael N.I. Lokuruka is a Senior Lecturer in Food Science and Food Industry Management in the Department of Dairy, Food Science and Technology of Egerton University, Kenya. He has over 7 years of Fish Handling, Processing, Food Quality Assurance, and General Management Experience in the Kenyan Food Industry, and over 18 years of University teaching/research. He is a member of the Kenya Institute of Food Science and Technology, a past member of the British Institute of Food Science and Technology and the Institute of Food Technologists of the U.S. He is a graduate of the Universities of Nairobi (Kenya), Reading (U.K.), Trondheim (Norway) and Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). He was awarded his Ph.D. (Food Science-majoring in Fish Handling and Toxicology) from Cornell University in the U.S. His refereed articles appear in the Journal of Aquatic Food Products Technology, Food and Food ways Journal, American Journal of ethno history and the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development. His forthcoming articles will appear in the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, the Egerton Journal and the African Studies Review. He has published a book on Food Safety and Quality Assurance in the Fish Industry. Among the courses he teaches are Food Plant Operations Management; Meat, Poultry and Seafood Technology; Food Legislation and Standards; Food Processing and Preservation; Research Methods and Scientific Writing (undergraduate students) and Food Quality Assurance (Graduate Students). He peer-reviews for the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, and the Egerton Journal. He is Currently Writing a Book on Food Legislation and Standardization in the Context of Ensuring Food Safety and Quality.
Email: lokuruka@hotmail.com

Dr. Gadaga
Dr. Henry Gadaga


Dr. Henry Gadaga holds PhD (Food Science) from the Agricultural University of Norway, MSc (Food Science) from the University of Reading (UK) and BSc (Chemistry, Biological Sciences) University of Zimbambwe. He is the Coordinator of Street Foods in Africa (SOAFOODS).
University of Zimbabwe. P.O. Box MP 167, Mount Pleasant. Harare, Zimbabwe. Tel: +263 4303211 ext. 1413. Fax: +263 4336491.
Email: tgadaga@gmail.com

Prof. Kimiywe
Prof. Judith Kimiywe


My goal as a nutritionist is to use my vast knowledge, experience and exposure to influence decisions and policies that impact on the nutrition, health and well-being of individuals and communities, both in Kenya and beyond. My passion for nutrition work was inspired by the experience I got from working with Tanzania Food and Nutrition Center (TFNC), immediately after completion of my first degree in Bachelors of Education Home Economics from Nairobi University.I had the opportunity of working on United Nation (UN) agencies sponsored nutrition programs in the communities that were socially and economically disadvantaged. That was when I realized that nutrition and health issues are key to any country’s development strategies and must be addressed as such. I was privileged, therefore, to participate in and even coordinate many Policy forums that brought together key government ministries to come up with both developmental and training policies and strategies that would address nutrition and health related problems of all people. read more

Prof. Obed Lungu
Prof. Obed Lungu


Obed Isaac Lungu is a Professor of Soil Chemistry and Fertility at the University of Zambia. In addition to academic duties at the University, he is a Soil Management Specialist at the Golden Valley Agricultural Research Trust, a public-private partnership Research and Development institution in Zambia. Professor Lungu has held senior academic positions outside Zambia, including that of Associate Professor of Soil Science at the Limpopo University (1992-1993) and Vice Rector (1993-1995) and Rector (1995-1996) of Madzivhandila College of Agriculture in Limpopo Province of South Africa. He earned a B. Agric Sci. from the University of Zambia, an MSc degree in Soil Science from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and a PhD degree in Soil Science from the University of California, Davis, USA.

His research focuses on soil quality improvement, with particular emphasis on amelioration of soil acidity and optimization of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilization. He is currently working on loading of food crops with micronutrients (selenium and zinc) in order to increase their intake in diet not only for the general good health of the population but particularly for the mitigation of AIDS. This work is being conducted under a broader regional project “ Strengthening HIV/AIDS and Food Security Mitigating Mechanisms Amongst Smallholder Farmers in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Zambia”.  The research aims to establish the relationship between micronutrient status of the soil and content in food crops. read more

Dr. Charlotte Atsango
Dr. Charlotte Atsango


Dr. Charlotte Atsango Serrem is a Senior Lecturer in Food Science and Nutrition in the School of Agriculture and Biotechnology, Department of Consumer Science of the University of Eldoret in Kenya. She obtained BEd Home Economics from the University of Nairobi, Kenya in 1985 and a combined Food Science and Human Nutrition MSc from the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow in UK in 1996. She earned a PhD in Food Science/Nutrition from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2010. Charlotte has taught a variety of courses in the areas of Food Science, Nutrition and Microbiology in the Universities of Moi, Eldoret and East Africa, and has been involved in development of curricula in these areas. She has supervised students’ undergraduate and postgraduate research and theses and is a reviewer of a number of local and international journals. She has also published in reputable International and local journals and presented papers in both national and international conferences. Her research interests are in food quality and product development with special focus on utilization of staple foods and appropriate technologies to improve food security and solve malnutrition problems in Africa. She has collaborated or provided specialist services on projects funded by Moi University, AICAD, VLIR and GL-CRSP on indigenous milk processing and preservation, sorghum protein quality and, developed nutritionally optimized therapeutic foods for HIV and school feeding, using food, sensory and nutritional sciences then tested using human studies and rat models. She is married to Dr. Cornelius Serrem and they have three children.

Dr. Susan Whiting
Dr. Susan Whiting


Dr. Susan Whiting is Professor of Nutrition in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan.  She received her PhD in nutrition from the University of Guelph and had postdoctoral training at the University of British Columbia.  After teaching at Mount Saint Vincent University for 6 years, she moved to U of S to have more involvement in graduate teaching, and in 2009 she was awarded the Distinguished Graduate Supervisor Award.  She has served as Head of the Division of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as a term as Assistant Dean, Graduate Affairs.
For over 30 years she has conducted research on dietary influences on bone health, effectiveness and use of nutrient supplements, the calcium and vitamin D status of Canadians, and food security in Canada and Africa (Ethiopia).  She is a member of several funded research teams including Linking agro-food systems and community equity for food security in Ethiopia (IDRC, Canada), Quality of Life in Long-term Care in Saskatchewan (SHRF, Canada) , andDevelopment of innovative therapeutic food products for treating malnutrition and responding to emergencies within high risk communities (Global Institute for Food Security, University of Saskatchewan).
Dr Whiting is on the steering committee of the Canadian Health Measures Survey, is a member of Scientific Advisory Board of Osteoporosis Canada, and sits on the International Institute for Bone Health.   She has served on editorial boards of several international journals.  In 2012 she was awarded the Canadian Nutrition Society’s McHenry Award for Distinguished Service in Nutrition in Canada. 
Email: sjw084@mail.usask.ca

Prof. Grace Mbagaya
Prof. Grace Mbagaya

Grace Mbagaya is an Associate Professor in Nutrition in the School of Agriculture and Biotechnology, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Moi University, Eldoret Kenya. Prior to this, Mbagaya had been in the School of Education, Department of Home Science and Technology in the same university where she was head and taught a number of courses.
Prof Mbagaya holds a Ph.D (Human Nutrition) from Moi University, MSc. (Applied Human Nutrition) and a B.Ed. (Home Economics) Nairobi University. In addition, Mbagaya has a Post Graduate Diploma in Food and Nutrition Security from Wageningen University Netherlands. Mbagaya has developed a distinguished career in teaching, research and supervision of Undergraduate, Masters and Ph.D students in Moi and other Universities in the country. Her current research projects include: The Moi University (Vlaanise Inter-universitaire Raad (VLIR-UOS Belgium) project which is promoting the growing and utilization of Soya beans as a cheaper source of protein in Western Kenya; Moi University Commission for Higher Education (CHE) project on Water Resource Management and Food Security in Trans-Nzoia and Kipkelion Districts of Kenya.
Prof. Mbagaya has had the opportunity to present her research findings in both local and international conferences where she had a chance to interact with other scholars in the same or other professions. Prof Mbagaya has co-authored several research publications in peer reviewed Journals some of which she serves as a reviewer. She is internal and external examiner in Schools of Public Health in a number of universities. Apart from teaching, Prof. Mbagaya has been involved in the review and development of undergraduate and post graduate programs in Moi University.
Prof. Mbagaya has a wealth of experience having served 10 years in the civil service in  agriculture extension and training, community and youth development programmes and 18 years of teaching at the university. Her research interests include: Maternal and Child Nutrition, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS, Nutrition Supplements, Food Security, Gender and Agriculture, Nutrition Education, Nutrition Interventions, Diet, Overweight, Obesity and Physical and Activity Patterns.
Prof.Mbagaya is grateful to a number of individuals who have contributed to her academic and professional growth.  I owe a lot of appreciation to my family and Hon. Prof.Ruth K.Oniang’o for her inspiration, guidance and moral support. For indeed you have been my teacher and mentor!
Email: mbagayag@gmail.com

Dr. Ezekiel Mupere
Dr. Ezekiel Mupere


Ezekiel Mupere MBChB, M.Med (Paediatrics), M.S., PhD (Epidemiology) is currently a Lecturer at the Department of Paediatrics & Child Health, and the Clinical Epidemiology Unit, School of Medicine College of Health Sciences, Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. He teaches paediatrics and epidemiology.  He is also the expert epidemiologist to the Uganda-Case Western Reserve University Research Collaboration. Dr Mupere trained at Makerere University in Uganda where he attained a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) and a Master of Medicine (M.Med) in Paediatrics & Child Health. Following his exemplary performance as a young researcher, Dr. Mupere was awarded a fellowship by the Fogarty AIDS International Training Research Program (AITRP) grant number TW-00011 at Case Western Reserve University Cleveland Ohio, USA where he attained, in addition, a Masters of Science and PhD in Epidemiology.  Dr. Mupere worked as a clinician in several referral and regional hospitals in Uganda for 8 years prior to joining Makerere University in 2005. He has conducted several independent research studies some of which led him to receive an honorary MD research award in general ambulatory pediatric care by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2001. Dr. Mupere has demonstrated in his research that gender but not HIV may be associated with body composition differences during tuberculosis (TB) disease and that TB may be the dominant factor in driving the weight differences in HIV-TB co-infected patients. Clinical disease severity but not HIV influences dietary intake during TB disease and when patients are followed-up, body mass index is a better predictor of death among men and lean tissue mass is among women. Dr. Mupere has been part of the research team for the open label randomized clinical trial titled “Delaying HIV Disease Progression with Punctuated Antiretroviral Therapy in Patients with Tuberculosis in Uganda” Protocol Number: AI-51219-Whalen. He is currently the expert epidemiologist for the ongoing Kawempe Community Health study in Uganda DMID: 01-005, Boom (PI), a household contact study designed to understand the epidemiology, microbiology, immunology and host genetics of Mycobacterium TB infection and disease in populations with a high prevalence of disease. Dr. Mupere is a member of the Childhood TB Training group by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. His research interests focuses on understanding the interaction between infections (specifically HIV and TB) and nutrition, nutrition epidemiology at individual and population levels. He can be contacted at: School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Department of Paediatrics & Child Health, Clinical Research Building, ground floor Room 9. Mobile Tel: 256-718-490843/or 256-700-451543. E-mail: mupez@yaoo.com AND/OR mupezik@gmail.com

Mr. Joseph Waweru
Mr. Joseph Waweru


Mr. Joseph Mwaura Waweru is currently working as a Nutrition Specialist in the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis (FSNAU) Unit of the United Nation’s Food Agriculture Organization in Somalia. He holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Food Nutrition and Dietetics from Egerton and Kenyatta Universities respectively. He has over five years of experience in conducting multi-sectoral assessments, surveillance and analysis mainly in nutrition, food security and livelihood in which he has accumulated vast experience and knowledge in assessment methodologies and analysis techniques including Standardized Monitoring and Assessment of Relief and Transition (SMART), Lot Quality Assurance  Sampling (LQAS) and the Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) of Food security and humanitarian situation and integrated nutrition situation analysis.  At FSNAU, he is also the technical focal point on infant and young child feeding (IYCF), where he has spearheaded research and studies on IYCF as well as designing of IYCF assessment tools, data analysis and interpretation protocols, in addition to the development of educational and advocacy materials that are widely used. He has written numerous technical reports, articles and papers on cross-cutting issues of nutrition and food security in referenced journals like African Journal of Food Agriculture Nutrition and Development and in international professional publications such as the Emergency Nutrition Network’s tri-annual Field Exchange publications and the Bi-annual Technical series reports of the FSNAU/FAO.
Previously, Joseph Waweru has worked at Kenyatta University as a research assistant in a successful national research project that aimed at enhancement of girls’ performance in science, mathematics and information technology.  In the same institution, he was a graduate assistant in the department of Foods Nutrition and Dietetics where he was directly involved in nutrition lectures and practical sessions.
Mr. Waweru has and continues to play an active role in building the technical capacity of nutritionists in the region.  He has been directly involved in training of nutritionists at Msc level from Kenyatta and Nairobi universities, reviewing of the nutrition and dietetics academic programmes at Kenyatta University, training of regional technical staff involved in the implementation of nutrition programmes from various Local and international organizations including UNICEF, WFP, UNHCR, International Medical Corps, Save the Children-UK and World Vision International. He has also attended several technical conference proceedings both regionally and internationally as a presenter/facilitator. Moreover, he has been involved in the development, piloting and review of various nutrition assessment guidelines and training manuals and he is also a journal reviewer for AJFAND, a technical peer reviewed journal.
Email: wawerujj@gmail.com